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The function of the World Wide Web combined with easy and increasingly widespread access has emerged as a factor for new modes of learning outside the control of the educational establishment. Not only is there increased access to information, diverse facts in different fields of knowledge, but a greater likelihood that the learner will encounter discrepant positions and information that force them to think critically, creatively and collaboratively.
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jumpmag.co.uk

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For Girls
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JumpMag is a girls' online magazine written by and for the girls! A great idea!                                                                                             

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Digital Films Login

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Did you try Digital films.com for creating movies? It is similart o Xtranormal. But it is free. Check it out!                                                     

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Cut, Edit, and Convert Your Videos For Free With Avidemux

Cut, Edit, and Convert Your Videos For Free With Avidemux | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
When it comes to video editing, most programs currently available are extremely dense and packed with hundreds of options. And why shouldn’t they be? Video editing is all about control and that requires a lot of features.
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The title says clearly --- it is a free cideo editor for any computer. Do not loose a chance to try it out!                                                    

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8 Google Search Tips To Keep Handy At All Times

8 Google Search Tips To Keep Handy At All Times | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Google isn’t the only game in town when it comes to search. Alternatives such as Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Wolphram Alpha also provide the tools necessary to search the Web.
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AN intersting overview of the advantages of the google search over other search engins!                                                                      

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7 Benefits of Enrolling In the Sloan-C Essentials Workshop

7 Benefits of Enrolling In the Sloan-C Essentials Workshop | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Top 7 Benefits Of The Essentials Workshop:  Gain Experience as a Student Online Expand Professional Network of Peers Apply Pedagogical Principles Online Learn New Ideas/Strategies to Apply in Y...
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If you haven't join this prestigeous community, join now! SO many resources and PD events!                                                      

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The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education: Karl M. Kapp: 9781118096345: Amazon.com: Books

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education [Karl M. Kapp] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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One of the recommended books from GE4L Mooc                   

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Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:29 PM

Looks interesting, anybody read it?

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The Teacher's Guide to Social Media

The Teacher's Guide to Social Media | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Even digitally-versed teachers need to evolve with the language of their increasingly connected students. Here's a social media guide to help.
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An important GUIDE for educators who use Social Media! It brought me to other aspects of the issue! Very enlightening!                                         

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Linda Alexander's comment, July 29, 2013 10:03 AM
You would think these items were intuitive for most teachers---guess not.
Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:40 AM

Thank you for sharing.

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App Review: Doceri Combines Screencasting, Desktop Control, Whiteboard | Faculty Focus

App Review: Doceri Combines Screencasting, Desktop Control, Whiteboard | Faculty Focus | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Screencasting is gaining popularity among educators and Doceri makes these screen recordings a breeze. You can create tutorials to be used either as prompts for out-of-class discussions or to provide clarifications after class.
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The reviews on this App are amazing! It is good both for school and college classrooms.  It is THE tool for flipping the classroom. iPad is free, for desktop you need to buy a license ($30). It is worthwhile!                                    

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BoomWriter - Schools

BoomWriter - Schools | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
A great tool for creating a published book through competition and collaborative writing. Ideal for education w/ teacher accounts!!
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Web 2.0 for Schools - an exciting tour!                                   

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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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A Fascinating tool allowing learners to research, add visualizations to the findings and easily sharing the projects with others. Really a NEW way to learn!

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FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.
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A fantastic find: FlipSnack! A tool that allows convert PDF and jpegs into flip books!  It invites for ideas for the classroom digital projects.

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11 Chrome Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Experience

11 Chrome Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Experience | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
We did a little recon and found quite a few Chrome Extensions that impact and enhance the way we use social media.
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Interesting googe tools to improve your social media experience. 

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TeachersFirst: Webquest 101

TeachersFirst: Webquest 101 | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Webquests are an Internet activity which lets you create something useful for your students while increasing your web "comfort level" at the same time.
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A quick tutorial on what and how of webquests. A great resources shared at GE4L micro-MOOC https://learn.canvas.net/courses/80                               

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MindLaunch tutors are experienced, U.S. liencensed teachers

MindLaunch tutors are extraordinary. They are all experienced, U.S. licensed teachers who are experts in their subject area.
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A new website that provides tutoring and assistance in learning. Interesting!                                                                            

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Free Technology for Teachers: Room Recess Doubles In Size to Offer More Educational Games for Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: Room Recess Doubles In Size to Offer More Educational Games for Kids | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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As always a good find by Richard Berne and shared by Skip Z. on Plurk. 

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Apraxia- A Great Speech Therapy App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Apraxia- A Great Speech Therapy App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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SO many interesting apps that help teachers and parents in the speech problems. Look at this one and more...                                  

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Infinite Learning Lab

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A great video about Digital Citizenship shared at the #edmodocon

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18 Popular Sites Like Goanimate (Updated: Jul 26th, 2013) | moreofit.com

18 Popular Sites Like Goanimate (Updated: Jul 26th, 2013) | moreofit.com | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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More animation websites besides GoAnimate!

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AnswerGarden » Why are you interested in game elements?

AnswerGarden » Why are you interested in game elements? | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it as a tool for online brainstorming or embed it on your website or blog as a poll or guestbook.
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Answer garden is an engaging tool for a brief feedback. Enjoy.

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Will Cursive writing go the way of the dinosaur?

Moi wrote about the importance of handwriting in The importance of the skill of handwriting in the school curriculum: Gwendolyn Bounds reports in the WSJ article, How Handwriting Trains the Brain: ...
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An interesting point of view supported by the brain research. Is handwriting/cursive writing important nowadays? What do you think?

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Show Me the Science! Resilience, games, post-traumatic growth, and more | blog.superbetter.com

Show Me the Science! Resilience, games, post-traumatic growth, and more | blog.superbetter.com | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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How can you change teaching for better? See the resources ofJAne McGonial

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, July 29, 2013 6:36 AM

Looking for a better teaching.

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About The Project

Here are the guidelines and important information for project completion. Read carefully.
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A great project to do in Social Studies class                           

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Babbel Offers Gamified Online Language Learning - Gamification Co

Babbel Offers Gamified Online Language Learning - Gamification Co | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
If you want a more feature-rich gamified language learning package and are willing to pay a low monthly subscription fee, try Babbel!
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More on gamification and language learning. Interesting ideas! Check it out!

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Learning By Doing: A Growing Experience

Learning By Doing: A Growing Experience | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
It's sad how many people think they can't do it. What about learning by doing? In customer experience, it's always a growing experience.
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A great blog post about constructivist/constructionist learning from 360Context                                                                                    

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How Video Games Are Changing Education - 2013's Online Colleges: Compare Cost, Degrees, Accreditation & more!

How Video Games Are Changing Education - 2013's Online Colleges: Compare Cost, Degrees, Accreditation & more! | Liberating Learning with Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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A great onfographic poster about gaming the courses and whay it is so beneficial.                                                                             

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